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Competing Interests

There are no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Nicanor Austriaco conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

IRB# - IRB00007026

Institution/Organization # - IORG0005826

Federal assurance # - FWA00014558

The study was approved by the IRB under Exemption #2 on June 21, 2011.

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

NIGMS R15 GM094712

NSF MRI-R2 0959354

NIH Grant 2 P20 RR016457


My research laboratory is supported by the following grants: NIGMS R15 GM094712, NSF MRI-R2 0959354, NIH Grant 2 P20 RR016457 to the Rhode Island INBRE Program for student training, and a CAFR faculty research grant from Providence College. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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